As we head into the New Year, we thought we would explore the new trends for 2024 to give you some inspiration for the new season…
Photography and Videography
Capturing the special moments between yourselves and your guests during your wedding day is really important. Something that has become increasingly more popular has been a more candid approach to your photographs – opting for more natural and spontaneous moments that truly capture the atmosphere of your celebrations which allows you to relax and feel yourselves in front of the camera and enjoy your day.
And also with videography, less traditional and instead adding details such as sweeping landscapes shot via a drone which adds a more cinematic and ‘in the moment’ touch – perfect for sharing on social media!
Food – sharing menus and grazing tables
Whilst your traditional sit down dinners are still (and always will be popular) we have seen an increase in sharing menus which allow for a bit less formality. Grazing tables for your night prior celebrations works very well aesthetically but also allows for an increase in conversation with your guests particularly when you have friends and family that have never met before,
In terms of drinks, things are getting a bit more creative such as shots for your toast rather than the traditional glass of fizz. Another popular ideas is to choose a signature ‘his’ and ‘hers’ cocktail and have a cocktail hour for your guests between your wedding breakfast and evening reception.
Your entertainment is such a memorable part of your wedding – couples are opting for unique entertainment options to surprise their guests and make the experience more immersive for example DJ saxophonists which can really help create a lively/ energetic atmosphere on the dancefloor.
Another trend is to have interactive entertainment such as live illustrators, audio guestbooks and photobooth which adds an element of fun and will leave you and your guests with some memorable moments as keepsakes.
With the growing trend of having multiple outfit changes throughout your wedding, we are seeing more brides opt to include different styles to fit the different parts of their day such as sequins and glitter for the evening attire or something a bit easier to move in such as bridal separates which really means you can show off your dance moves on the dancefloor!
The trend for more dramatic veils is set to be popular in 2024 following the weddings of celebs such as Sophie Habboo, Sofia Richie and Olivia Attwood this year.
In terms of styling trends something that is due to popular in 2024 is 70s disco no doubt led by the highly popular release of Daisy Jones & the Six last year. With so many ways to incorporate disco such as sequins, coloured chunky heels and mini dresses for your evening outfit change, taking a nod from 70s inspired fashion is the perfect way to make a bold statement for your evening attire and perfect for the dancefloor! The biggest inspiration taken from the discocore trend is expected to be the inclusion of shimmering disco balls, from fireplace decor to accessories that can be used as props or just to add a bit of atmosphere to the dancefloor. Whether you are having a classic elegant wedding or opting for a more colourful aesthetic, disco balls are the perfect versatile accessory.
Another trend that is carrying over into 2024 is the Barbiecore trend. From sequinned night prior outfits to dramatic thigh high splits and sparkly heels because what better excuse to have your main character moment than on your wedding day! Pops of colour are a really fun way to lean into the Barbiecore trend through jewel toned flowers or floral accessories for the Grooms and Groomsman – be creative with your styling, and again have fun with your photographs!
Another popular trend is cottage core – earthy tones, natural fabrics for your tablescapes and then sweetheart necklines, puffy sleeves and soft colours which creates a whimsical and romantic aesthetic for the modern fairytale.
Statement wedding aisles – Aisles lined with floating pillar candles or lanterns add a touch of elevated romance to indoors or outdoors spaces, while lush, dark greenery and jewel-toned florals give off moody vibes perfect for industrial venues or botanical garden weddings.
If you are dreaming of having your own fairytale wedding here at Thicket Priory please get in touch HERE. We would love to invite for you a show around and to speak to you in detail about what you are wanting for your wedding and if we could be a venue for you.